Building mixed societies of animals and robots


Massoud Asadpour, Richard Bon, Gilles Caprari, Vincent Chevrier, Laurent Dagorn, Jean-Louis Deneubourg (Organiser), Claire Detrain (Organiser), Virginie Durier, Dominique Fresneau,  José Halloy (Organiser), Raphaël Jeanson, Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Jens Krause, Alcherio Martinoli, Colette Rivault, Imène Said, Mac Schwager, Grégory Sempo, Marek Spinka, Fabien Tâche, Barbara Webb

Scientific journalists : Jean-Pierre Gibrat** and Philippe Plailly


Building mixed societies of animals and robots
by Jean-Louis Deneubourg
18-24 April, 2005

The review of this seminar being written in French, hereafter are mentioned the titles of the talks given during this meeting.

Masoud Asadpour (ASL, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) – Hierarchical Behaviour Composition for InsBot

Richard Bon  (CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France) – Mechanisms of aggregation in sheep: do they sort by sex?

Gilles Caprari  (ASL, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) – Implications for mobile robots interacting with animals

Vincent Chevrier  (LORIA – UMR 7503, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France) – Multi-agent paradigm for the modeling and simulation of collective phenomena

Laurent Dagorn (IRD, Mahe Victoria, Seychelles) – Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) as instruments to induce, monitor and control collective behavior of pelagic fish

Jean-Louis Deneubourg (ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium) – a) Building interaction between robots and Chicken – b) Summary of the LEURRE methodology and outlook

Claire Detrain (ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium) – Dealing with complexity: intelligent decision criteria in ant colonies

Virginie Durier (Université Rennes I, CNRS UMR 6552, Rennes, France) – Navigation in Arthropods

Dominique Fresneau (LEEC, Paris 13 University, UMR-CNRS 7153, Villetaneuse, France) – Role of spatial locating in the study of collective processes in insects

José Halloy (ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium) – a) Presentation of the LEURRE project – b) Modeling the control of collective decision making in animal groups by artificial agents

Raphaël Jeanson (ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium) – Amplification: keystone mechanism of sociality?

Gerhard Kraetzschmar
(University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein, Sieg, Sankt Augustin, Germany) – Mixed societies and sports

Jens Krause (University of Leeds, UK) – Social networks of fish

Alcherio Martinoli (EFPL, Lausanne, Switzerland) – Multi-Level Abstraction for Modeling and Designing Self-Organized Embedded Systems

Colette Rivault (Université Rennes I, UMR 6552, France) – Chemical communication in cockroaches

Imène Saïd (Université Rennes I, UMR 6552, France) – Methodology for analyzing chemical communication

Mac Schwager (MIT, Cambridge, USA) – From Robots to Animals: Virtual Fences for Controlling Cattle

Gregory Sempo (ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium) – Collective decision making in mixed group of cockroaches and robots

Marek Spinka (Research Institute of Animal Production, Prague-Uhrineves, Czech Republic) – Acoustic synchronization of nursing behaviour in female domestic pigs

Fabien Tâche (LSA, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) – InsBot: design of an autonomous mobile robot to interact with cockroaches

Barbara Webb (University of Edinburg, Scotland) – Insect-robot communication

** Following his stay at Les Treilles during the meeting, Jean-Pierre Gibrat directed a fifty-minute programme for ARTE, broadcast on June 25, 2006.

This film, presented out of competition at the Festival of Scientific Film of Paris (Pariscience 12-15 October 2006), served as a support for a debate with the European officials in charge of the project and the communication

Read the review in French

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